Recap: Scott Arniel’s pre game comments

Scott Arniel, Alain Vigneault Scott Arniel spoke with John Giannone on MSG before the game:

  • On the last five games, “obviously if we go back to the fifth one it was a step to get us where we are today. Every game had it’s own, played out in it’s own way. At the end of the day it’s about what happens tonight. We did some great things in Montreal and there are some good numbers but it all goes away if we come home and don’t play the same way. We need to make sure that our A game is here, it’s not coming home to be comfortable, it’s making sure we get after Montreal and getting them on their heels.”

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Recap: Scott Arniel’s comments before the game

Scott Arniel spoke with John Giannone before the game on MSG:

  • Scott ArnielOn the game two plan, “it’s always been about us, you look at the oppositions and their key players and system but when we step on the ice we need to play a certain way and that is what we worry about the most. We gotta make sure that the distractions stay away and for when we don’t have the puck how to check and when we do have the puck how to score.”

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Recap: Scott Arniel’s comments before the game

Scott ArnielScott Arniel spoke with John Giannone on MSG before the Rangers and Canadiens:

  • On the emotions of being in Montreal, “it’s the next step, getting through Pitt was an emotional series and we need to reload and start over again. We have a lot of French guys, so it’s important to them and to Alain who used to coach here so we had a lot of story lines. It’s two teams that are similar, good transition, fast, it should be an exciting series.”
  • On making sure the past in MTL isn’t an issue, “I think that playoffs and regular season are different animals and we need to build off of what we did against Philly and Pitt. Everyone needs their A Game. We need to use our quickness and forecheck and get some opportunities.”
  • On puck battles, “we saw with Pitt coming through the neutral zone to try and carry it into our end, they can make skill plays, we don’t want to turn pucks over. MTL is quick, transition team, our ability to get on the forechck has a lot to do with getting through the neutral zone. If we make them back up or turn around and chase pucks it builds into how we want to play.”

Recap: Scott Arniel’s pre game comments

Scott ArnielAssociate coach Scott Arniel spoke with John Giannone on MSG before game seven between the Rangers and Penguins:

  • On the emotions, “obviously with game seven there is lots of nerves and anticipation to start playing. It seems like a long time since game six so you just want to drop the puck and get playing. I know the players are excited. This is what you live for, the things you look back on and we have already had a game seven so maybe it’s something we can draw back on for experience.”

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Recap: Scott Arniel on MSG

Scott Arniel, Alain Vigneault Scott Arniel spoke with John Giannone on MSG before the game:

  • Are the players confident, “obviously, to go into their building with our backs against the wall and to win like we did, the guys want to build on that. The guys are feeling good about the game. Game four we weren’t good, game five we were and we did a better job of getting through the neutral zone and our forecheck and it gave us confidence and an early goal.”

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Recap: Scott Arniel’s pre game comments (On Marty St. Louis and the PP)

Scott ArnielScott Arniel spoke with John Giannone on MSG before the Rangers/Penguins game five:

  • On the emotions with Marty, “everyone is feeling for Marty. We landed last night and found out just as we were about to get on the bus. It shook everyone and Marty went home to take care of business but for him to come back today, he wants to be with his teammates and his teammates really want to be with him at this time, you become a family and it’s great that we can all be with him.”

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Recap: Scott Arniel on Winnipeg Radio

Scott ArnielRangers associate coach Scott Arniel was on Winnipeg Radio last night (680 AM):

  • How has the season been, “it’s been great, outstanding. New York is a great city, a very big city, bigger than some of the other cities I have lived in and for all of us, being brand new, a lot of new players, things have been real good. It took us a while to get going, we had a tough start but we found a way to grow over the season and make the playoffs.
  • On his family coming to NY, “they enjoy coming. They enjoy visiting but we try to keep them out of the expensive stores.”

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